Main Line Flow Displaces Additive From Shunt Reservoir Patents (Class 137/205.5)
  • Patent number: 9623390
    Abstract: A novel canister storage system, mixing system, canister assembly, dispensing system, and tracking system. In one or more embodiments, the systems are used for storing, mixing and dispensing fluids. In one application, the fluid includes one or more paint toners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: X-Pert Paint Mixing Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Santrach, Bruce Funk, Barry Hines, Christopher Herman
  • Patent number: 9598766
    Abstract: A vessel for conveying a precursor-containing fluid stream from a precursor material contained within the vessel, the vessel comprising: an interior volume defined by a top, one or more sidewalls, and a base; and at least one fluid outlet for vaporized precursor, and at least one particle barrier that defines at least one particle restricted space within the interior volume, wherein said particle barrier comprises at least one 3-dimensional filter. A method for using the apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Charles Michael Birtcher, Thomas Andrew Steidl, Xinjian Lei, Sergei Vladimirovich Ivanov
  • Patent number: 9533320
    Abstract: The vehicle undercarriage cleaner is portable, lightweight, cost-effective, and is simple to use which makes it a new and improved way of cleaning the undercarriage of a vehicle. The device lay on the ground and is connected to a garden hose type connection via a connector. The connector is connected to the singular end of a t-connector which is connected to conduits at the second and third opposing ends of the t-connector. The conduits are connected to end caps at each respective end. The sprayers are connected to the conduits, end caps, and perhaps the t-connector and connector. When liquid is introduced it will run through the device and spray upward and outward through the sprayers. The consumer needs only to slowly drive a vehicle back and forth over the device to clean the undercarriage of the vehicle to satisfaction. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Inventor: Jeffrey Albert Koshnick
  • Patent number: 9309135
    Abstract: A delivery system for water enhancements according to various aspects of the present invention is configured to provide a controlled amount of a water enhancement to a water supply. In one embodiment, the delivery system comprises an enhancing device that operates under pressure to provide a controlled rate of diffusion of an enhancing element into the water supply to form an enhanced water supply for use or consumption. The delivery system may also be configured to buffer the enhanced water supply prior to use or consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Perfect Water Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jon-Andrew V. Sigona
  • Patent number: 8701696
    Abstract: A device for the controlled supply of a liquid within a medical flow line, includes a retaining body rotatable on an intermediate tubular connector arranged between a tubular inlet connector and a tubular outlet connector of a primary liquid and within which a bottle pierceable and containing a secondary liquid can be fitted. The retaining body includes a hollow piercing spike, rotation blocking means of the retaining body disengageable following insertion of the bottle, axial stop means of the inserted bottle, and progressive opening means of a flow passage from the hollow spike to a flow line of the primary liquid during the rotation of the retaining body with the bottle inserted therein from a first angular position of complete closure to a second angular position of complete opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Industrie Borla S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianni Guala
  • Patent number: 8640727
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dopant gas generating device for supplying the dopant gas to the ion mobility spectrometry instrument, comprising: a doping container; an air inlet having an inlet end connecting with an upstream side of a carrier gas passage and an outlet end connecting with the doping container; an air outlet having an entrance end connecting with the doping container and an exit end connecting with an downstream side of the carrier gas passage; a dopant gas generating unit for releasing the dopant gas, wherein the dopant gas generating unit is disposed within the doping container. Through disposing the dopant gas generating unit, which is used for releasing the dopant gas, within the doping container, the dopant gas in the present invention is applicable with not only a solid state dopant, but also a liquid state dopant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Nuctech Company Limited
    Inventors: Zhongxia Zhang, Hui Li, Yangtian Zhang, Jin Lin, Jianhua Liu
  • Patent number: 8459293
    Abstract: Semiconductor manufacturing tools with chemical delivery systems, such as precursor distribution system, use reservoir assemblies as part of a distribution system. One reservoir assembly includes: a canister comprising at least one sidewall, a top, and a bottom encompassing an interior volume therein; an inlet port and an outlet port in fluid communication with the interior volume; an inlet valve for controlling fluid communication between the inlet port and the interior volume; and an outlet valve for controlling fluid communication between the outlet port and the interior volume, wherein at least one of the inlet valve or the outlet valve comprises a dual-function hybrid valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin S. Griffin
  • Patent number: 8453667
    Abstract: A cleaning water supply device contains a mixing unit including a channel assembly and a circular valve member, wherein the channel assembly includes an inlet channel, an outlet channel, a through channel between the inlet and the outlet channels, and at least one intake communicating with the through channel; the valve member is installed in the through channel and includes a flexibly circular wing formed therein to abut against and close the through channel so that the intake is stopped communicating with the inlet channel and the outlet channel, and when the vacuum attraction generates in the through channel, the inlet and the outlet channels are opened; a storing unit connected with the channel assembly of the mixing unit and including a chamber to receive a cleaning fluid and an output tunnel communicating with the chamber and the intake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Globe Union Industrial Corp.
    Inventors: Libo Li, Jinming Xie, Mengfeng Cheng, Changweng Zhang
  • Patent number: 8371327
    Abstract: A liquid distributor for distributing a liquid in a pressurized system, including an inlet line and a first outlet line for respectively supplying a pressurized fluid to the liquid distributor and receiving the pressurized fluid from the liquid distributor. The liquid distributor having a first container defining a first chamber with an aperture leading into the first chamber and a second container defining a second chamber, with an inlet port connectable to the inlet line and a first outlet port connectable to the first outlet line. A check valve is provided between the first and second chambers, operable between an open configuration. The check valve closing when a pressure inside the second chamber is larger than a pressure inside the first chamber by a predetermined pressure differential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Productions DR
    Inventor: Uldege Lebreux
  • Patent number: 8308941
    Abstract: A lubricant additive dispensing apparatus comprising a base providing a manifold distribution to present lubricant to a series of dispensing chambers. The dispensing chambers are fabricated having a porous sidewall formed in a tubular shape. Additive is stored within a reservoir formed by the tubular shape. A delivery piston is provided proximate and in fluid communication with the manifold. The lubricant applies pressure to the delivery piston. The delivery piston applies pressure to the stored additive. The pressure forces a small volume of additive to pass through the porous sidewall, blending the additive with the flowing lubricant. The reservoir can be formed between an outer tubular member and an inner tubular member. Lubricant can pass through an interior of the inner tubular member, existing a flow discharge port located proximate an end cap assembled to a distal end of the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Puradyn Filter Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William A Jacobs, Brian A Jacobs, Neil Graham
  • Patent number: 8291902
    Abstract: A conventional respiratory nebulizer has an emergency medication dose storage system delivering the stored medication dose directly to the nebulizing chamber with a single impulse of force to a simple mechanical delivery system, thereby making the nebulizer useable in two steps: (a) opening the medication capsule with a simple opening action; and (b) inhaling the nebulized medication. The delivery system includes a plunger assembly having a pair of converging blades coming to a point for piercing a medication capsule held within a docking chamber adjacent to a nebulizing mixing chamber and a hollow needle connected to an air power source directing air through said needle, to force liquid medication from said pierced medication capsule into said nebulizing mixing chamber of said nebulizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Robert Abrams
  • Patent number: 8261764
    Abstract: The air charger system provided is configured to provide an air supply to a pressurized water storage system without the use of external power. The system includes a venturi vented to the ambient atmosphere, such that the venturi siphons air from the ambient atmosphere when the venturi reaches a choked flow condition, and the system stores the siphoned air in a charging tank to supply a water storage tank. In various embodiments, the air charger system conserves energy because the use of external power is eliminated. Instead of using a traditional air compressor, the air charger systems converts the potential energy of water in a storage tank to kinetic energy in order to pressurize air in a charging tank. In addition, the air charger system also achieves greater energy conservation with the elimination of an air compressor, such that the system requires less repair and maintenance than a traditional system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: John Miller
  • Patent number: 8069873
    Abstract: A bypass assembly is provided for preventing unwanted liquids from collecting within fuel gas risers, exiting such risers and contaminating fuel gas systems. A conduit extends from a riser vessel to a natural gas flow line. An insert extends from the bypass line into the natural gas flow line. As production flows through the flow line and insert, a suction force is created that draws liquids from the riser into the conduit and, ultimately, back into the flow line system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventor: Dwayne J. Belaire
  • Patent number: 8028857
    Abstract: A beverage dispensing assembly and a method for dispensing a beverage are provided in which a collapsible container provided with a base unit is mounted on a substantially flat base part of a dispensing assembly with the outlet of the container facing downwards. A free end of a dispensing tube is arranged at a closed dispensing tap located outside the dispensing assembly, and a hollow piercer connected to the dispensing tube is aligned with the outlet of the collapsible container. A cover is mounted on the base part in a hermetically sealed manner to form a pressure chamber between the collapsible container, the base unit, the base part and the cover. An increased pressure is provided in the pressure chamber, and the beverage is dispensed after the piercer has pierced the outlet of the container by opening the dispensing tap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Carlsberg Breweries A/S
    Inventor: Jan Nørager Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 7805956
    Abstract: An additive-storing tank assembly includes: a tank body having an additive-storing space defined in the tank body, in which an additive is stored; a plunger-holding tube provided at one side of the tank body in order to connect the additive-storing space with a water supply pipe for supplying water to a dispenser of a refrigerator; and an opening/closing means for selectively connecting the additive-storing space with the water supply pipe so that the additive stored in the additive-storing space is dissolved in the water flowing through the water supply pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Yong Chol Kwon
  • Patent number: 7727465
    Abstract: A system and method for extracting active elemental iodine from the contact of water with stored crystal iodine and for introducing the extracted elemental iodine into a water supply line and/or otherwise making the extracted elemental iodine available for an intended use. The system operates by allowing a portion of the water entering from a water supply line to be redirected to a first housing where it makes contact with stored crystal iodine causing to extract active elemental iodine. The iodinized water leaves the first housing and enters a second housing where it makes contact additional stored crystal iodine to help stabilize the elemental iodine concentration. The system can be designed to provide the elemental iodine in more than one potency concentration through the use of a metering valve and different travel routes for the elemental iodine out of the second housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Inventor: Spyros J. Papageorge
  • Publication number: 20100084025
    Abstract: The apparatus and method for venting and depressurization of an odorant injection system may be used on special LNG tankers that have onboard gasification equipment, on land or elsewhere. Odorant injection systems may operate at high pressures on an intermittent basis. On some occasions, the odorant is drained from a pressurized system and disposed of in inappropriate ways. The present invention depressurizes an odorant injection system and transfers the unwanted liquid odorant back into an odorant tank where it can be reused when the odorant injection system is restarted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicant: Odoreyes Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Welker, Wade L. Williams
  • Patent number: 7690392
    Abstract: A mixing body for diverting a portion of a liquid, e.g., water flow, into a cartridge of fertilizers, fungicides, hormones, pesticides or the like to form effluent. The effluent is reintroduced to the water flow and goes to a downstream sprinkler or application system. The cartridge, which may contain liquid concentrate, is inserted into the mixing body, which has inlet and outlet one way valves that puncture a sealing layer of the cartridge. The diluted effluent exits through the outlet one way valve and is thus delivered to the irrigation system. The amount of effluent can be regulated by a needle valve that controls the amount of effluent exiting the manifold. The mixing body has a locking system to securely hold the cartridge in place. There is also a plate to protect a user from the sharp inlet and outlet valves when the cartridge is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Inventor: Vahe Sarkiss
  • Patent number: 7445759
    Abstract: A system and method for extracting active elemental iodine from the contact of water with stored crystal iodine and for introducing the extracted elemental iodine into a water supply line and/or otherwise making the extracted elemental iodine available for an intended use. The system operates by allowing a portion of the water entering from a water supply line to be redirected to a first housing where it makes contact with stored crystal iodine causing to extract active elemental iodine. The iodinized water leaves the first housing and enters a second housing where it makes contact additional stored crystal iodine to help stabilize the elemental iodine concentration. The system can be designed to provide the elemental iodine in more than one potency concentration through the use of a metering valve and different travel routes for the elemental iodine out of the second housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Inventor: Spyros J. Papageorge
  • Patent number: 7093606
    Abstract: A liquid fertilizer injector system attached to a water source by a water source has an inlet line to input the water from the water source line into the liquid fertilizer injector system. The system's components include a holding tank to receive the water from the inlet line, a collapsible impermeable bag that is filled with liquid fertilizer and is placed in the holding tank, the water from the inlet line collecting in the holding tank and exerting pressure on the collapsible impermeable bag as it collects in the holding tank, an outlet line to disperse the liquid fertilizer back to the water source line, a port position indicator valve on the outlet line, to incrementally control the flow of liquid fertilizer from the outlet line back to the water source line, and a drainage valve to drain any input water in the holding tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Roberts
  • Patent number: 7048210
    Abstract: A showerhead as described herein includes a translucent hollow body having a fluid chamber, and a fluid distribution element configured to release fluid contained in the fluid chamber. The fluid distribution element includes a plurality of raised concentric rings having peaks that serve as the fluid release points. The fluid distribution element contains a number of fluid ducts that are specifically shaped to transport the fluid from the fluid chamber toward the fluid release points. The translucent nature of the showerhead creates an optical lens effect that illuminates the showerhead and the water droplets formed by the showerhead. The illumination of the water droplets creates a pleasant showering experience for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Inventor: Frank Clark
  • Patent number: 6966503
    Abstract: A sprinkler includes a shunt, a water-control shaft, a switch and a detergent storage pipe, wherein the shunt is provided with axial hole vertically connected to radial notch. Both sides of this shunt are vertically equipped with diversion holes. The top ends and bases of both diversion holes are separately connected to radial notch; the rotatable water-control shaft is linked to the radial notch of shunt. The middle section of the rod is provided with a concave main notch and a water panel. Both sides of main notch are equipped with two secondary notches. The radial positions of secondary notches are staggered, of which opposite internal edges of secondary notches are connected to main notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Assignee: Shin Tai Spurt Water of the Garden Tools Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 6948510
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for delivering both quick dispensing water treatment materials and slow dispensing water treatment materials from the same dispensing unit by dispensing the slow dispensing water treatment materials over an extended period of time and the quick dispensing water treatment materials in a matter of minutes to allow the container for the quick dispensing water treatment materials to be removed and replaced with either a container containing a different quick dispensing water treatment materials or a container containing a slow dispensing water treatment material and a closed container for holding a quick dispensing water treatment materials therein and for dispensing the quick dispensing water treatment material therefrom through a process of cross circulation between a fluid stream of waster and the quick dispensing water treatment material in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: King Technology
    Inventor: Joseph A. King
  • Publication number: 20040250851
    Abstract: A showerhead as described herein includes a translucent hollow body having a fluid chamber, and a fluid distribution element configured to release fluid contained in the fluid chamber. The fluid distribution element includes a plurality of raised concentric rings having peaks that serve as the fluid release points. The fluid distribution element contains a number of fluid ducts that are specifically shaped to transport the fluid from the fluid chamber toward the fluid release points. The translucent nature of the showerhead creates an optical lens effect that illuminates the showerhead and the water droplets formed by the showerhead. The illumination of the water droplets creates a pleasant showering experience for the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2003
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Inventor: Frank Clark
  • Patent number: 6814095
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for delivering both quick dispensing water treatment materials and slow dispensing water treatment materials from the same dispensing unit by dispensing the slow dispensing water treatment materials over an extended period of time and the quick dispensing water treatment materials in a matter of minutes to allow the container for the quick dispensing water treatment materials to be removed and replaced with either a container containing a different quick dispensing water treatment materials or a container containing a slow dispensing water treatment material and a closed container for holding a quick dispensing water treatment materials therein and for dispensing the quick dispensing water treatment material therefrom through a process of cross circulation between a fluid stream of waster and the quick dispensing water treatment material in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Inventor: Joseph A. King
  • Patent number: 6779548
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a system for automatically injecting chemicals into a pressurized system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Cody Liners Ltd.
    Inventor: Leonard E. McKeary
  • Patent number: 6701953
    Abstract: A chemical mixing and metering apparatus is provided which can be easily incorporated into existing irrigation lines. The apparatus includes a venturi which is positioned along an irrigation supply line. The venturi is connected to a chemical supply container by a chemical conduit and by a bypass conduit. A valve is positioned in the bypass conduit to regulate the flow of irrigation fluid from the irrigation supply line into the chemical supply container. A check valve or vent is provided in the container to prevent formation of a vacuum. The chemical mixing and metering apparatus is operable in two modes of operation. Firstly, the apparatus may be operated as a vacuum system by closing the valve in the bypass conduit. Secondly, the system may be operated in a force feed/vacuum mode by opening the valve in the bypass conduit. Moreover, the apparatus may be used to inject solid and/or liquid chemicals into an irrigation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Stay Green, Inc.
    Inventor: Vito Agosta
  • Patent number: 6659117
    Abstract: A method of using a fluid injector in fluid communication with a fluid flow line where flow is transferred from the flow line into the fluid injector and back to the fluid flow line. An inlet flow is used to pressurize the storage tank and provide a solution to mix with injection solutions in the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: E-Z Flo Injection Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Dan C. Gilmore
  • Patent number: 6659128
    Abstract: A fluid injector made of pressure rated components that attach to a fluid flow line so that flow is transferred from the flow line, into the injection unit and back to the fluid flow line. The inlet flow is used to pressurize the storage tank and provide a solution to mix with injection solutions in the tank to provide an accurate preset or adjustable injection rate into the fluid flow line. Venproportioner ports provide an internal air release port and set injection ratios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: E-Z Flo Injection Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Dan C. Gilmore
  • Patent number: 6530094
    Abstract: A flowable material dispensing system is disclosed which includes a container (5) for holding the flowable material, the container (5) having a downwardly directed lower outlet opening (510) which can be located within an outer container being either a cistern of a flushing system or within a cabinet (40,41) that is connectable to a flushing flow path of sanitation apparatus, the container (5) being so located that a portion of flowable material within said container (5) is discharged therefrom during each flushing operation of the sanitation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Assignee: Calfarme Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Boon Lye Paul Neo
  • Patent number: 6328227
    Abstract: Device for generating a lubricant spray in a compressed air line having an air passage channel (2) in a housing (1), a regulating valve (5), in particular a proportional valve, which can change, via a control flap (14), the free cross-section of passage between the inlet (3) and the outlet (4) of the air passage channel (2) in dependence on the pressure difference, and with a lubricant supply container (7) connected to the inlet (3) of the air passage channel (2) via a filling valve (6) comprising a valve body (15) and connected to the outlet (4) via a suction line (rising pipe 8) and an oil sprayer (12), wherein the filling valve (6) closes at a pressure difference of more than approximately 1 bar, wherein the regulating valve (5) and the filling valve (6) are disposed close to one another and the control flap (14) of the regulating valve (5) and the valve body (15) of the filling valve (6) are made from a single piece of elastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Assignee: J. Lorch Gesellschaft & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ludwig Küther
  • Patent number: 6314979
    Abstract: An inventive apparatus and method is disclosed for the automatic injection of a liquid additive (e.g., liquid fertilizer, liquid herbicide, liquid pesticide, liquid fungicide, a wetting agent solution or a mixture thereof) into a horticultural liquid dispensation system (e.g., a conventional sprinkler system). The invention can be readily packaged/installed with conventional watering systems or readily implemented with existing, installed watering systems. In one arrangement, the invention includes a programmable controller and an injection assembly comprising at least one solenoid valve and an injector. The controller senses which of a plurality of watering zones is currently being watered, and effects the transmission of electrical pulses to the solenoid valve. Such pulses cause the valve to open/close and thereby produce stroking of a spring-loaded piston within the injector. As a result, a predetermined amount, or “slug”, of liquid additive is injected into the watering system on each stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Assignee: Fertigator, Inc.
    Inventor: Jon S. Lips
  • Patent number: 6223762
    Abstract: The invention is a device and method for superodorizing an LP-gas tank with a mercaptan odorant for a new LP-gas tank and other situations requiring additional odorant, thus giving the new or older LP-gas tank and its contents the “skunk scent” required for proper leakage detection of the otherwise colorless, odorless LP-gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Inventors: Hooshang R. Ghaeli, Kevin L. Copple